Or does Lamborghini charge extra for the badge?
Supercars cost an arm and a leg to buy, and as the legends go, it’s no different to run a fast and potentially unreliable speed machine. Tales of the outrageous costs it takes to maintain a hypercar like the Bugatti Veyron only feed to the rumors, and then there are the fables about strange maintenance rituals like Ferrari’s needing their engines out for an oil change. Nowadays, things haven’t changed too much for the niche brands, but what about one that’s been taken over by a much larger automaker?
That’s the question that Vehicle Virgins tries to answer in this video.
Lamborghinis are undoubtedly members of the supercar family, but given that Volkswagen now owns the company, the German automaker may have managed to make things a bit cheaper on owners. The Lamborghini Huracan that’s being used as an example in this video even shares a vast number of parts with the Audi R8, and as such, it seems like its owner was able to take it to an Audi dealership to have it serviced. Still, part of the reason that people buy these sorts of cars is the badge, and manufacturers know that. So has Lamborghini managed to bring down the cost of ownership thanks to its partnership or does it still charge absurd prices due to its name?